Do We Need Reservation?

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Reservation has been a burning topic for over a decade or two. It has been an inbuilt part of our constitution. But with time, much has changed and a lot is yet to be changed. We were given a poor, fragmented country and we developed it into the world’s Biggest democracy ever. Now we are World’s third largest Economy. Amidst all these figures, Do we still need reservation? This question haunts many young minds including, I.

As the constitution defines, Reservation are a series of affirmative actions undertaken through reserving access to seats in the different legislatures, government jobs, and to enrollment in higher educational institutions for castes and tribes recognized in the list of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as recognized by Government of India, to promote equality. Ever since the constitution is laid, the government is busy equalizing these SCs & STs. And the Mandal Commission Recommendation had done much more for the promotion. But this is high time now!

The Government needs to take stringent measure to decide who ought to be reserved & who not. Is it the Tribal Cast who needs reservation? Or the Economically backward classes? Or the Social Backward? Or any Other Elite classes which want/need reservation? Doesn’t Equality defines that an SC, ST and an UR student should be treated equally? Let’s talk about the 2016 UPSC topper Tina Dabi. She is the daughter of Engineer parents and she cannot be equalized with an economically backward Candidate. And there are much more like Tina Dabi, who never cease to give up reservation.

I am not against reservation. As it is necessary for the upliftment of those backward people who are ignored by, not only the society but also the polity. I just want the political elites to reconsider as Who should be given the Previlege of being RESERVED. I rest my Case!!

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